If you are referring to the brake hoses that attach to the calipers it shouldn’t take more than a hours worth of labor. Around $100 plus parts and tax of course. The labor guide does not reference replacing the brake lines and will normally be charged by the hour for how ever long it takes. I wouldn’t think any longer than a couple of hours plus parts.
I have a Chevy and it starts up but when you put in gear it stalls would it be the starter or something else?
Something else. The starter is used to “start” the engine and is disengaged once it starts. The most common cause for this would be the TCC Torque Converter Clutch solenoid. In most cases if you can unplug the TCC solenoid (5 in diagram) at the transmission and the stalling issue will go away. However the converter will no longer lock up. This will leave you with the impression that you no longer have overdrive. Rest assured, you can drive the car this way for as long as you would like or until you decide to drop some serious coin and have it fixed.
The TCC Solenoid
The TCC solenoid is what actually causes the TCC to engage and disengage.
When the TCC solenoid receives a signal from the ECM, it opens a passage in the valve body and hydraulic fluid applies the TCC. When the ECM signal stops, the solenoid closes the valve and pressure is vented causing the TCC to disengage. If the TCC fails to disengage when the vehicle comes to a stop, the engine will stall.
I’m having issues with AC blower controls flap will go from face to feet after a few minutes then comes back randomly.
Recently found out I had a leak on AC compressor and had it replaced at a shop. We have had issues with my AC button on my AC Heater control switch. When I would push the AC switch and start driving down the road then it would would randomly turn off by itself. Looked up online and and seems to be a common issue with several GMs around that year. I saw a video on how to fix on your own (didn’t think I would be that crafty) so I just bought a new AC Delco AC Heater control switch. I installed the control switch and for the first time in a long time I had continuous cold AC.
Seems the face vents go out
But now it seems another issue has popped up. When I get into car and turn on air I always have just regular air going thru the top face vents. I hardly ever use the feet fan even in winter. The AC will be running fine then it seems the face vents go out and only can feel a lower feet vent. This isn’t permanent as while driving it will switch back to face or after parking. Is this an electrical, vacuum or bad new switch? Is the flap controlled by a vacuum or some type of electrical motor?
Also we had an unusually cool night and I tried something new I had run the face vent with just warm air and it stayed to face vents the whole trip. So not sure if that will help in anyway but thought I would include it.
My car has 159268 miles. My car has an automatic transmission. It has the 3.1 L V6 engine.
This vehicle is equipped with vacuum actuators that control the opening and closing of the vent doors and temperature blend door. So there is a chance that you may have a small vacuum leak or failing actuator. The fact that once you are driving for a while gives it a chance to build up some vacuum pressure. This allows the actuators to work for a while until they loose vacuum again.
Actuator Vacuum Hose
Vacuum Hose Harness
HVAC Air Delivery/Temperature Control Circuit Description
The vacuum actuators move the air valves in the HVAC system (except the temperature valve). Vacuum is applied to the actuators through the mode selector in the heater A/C control assembly. The mode selector consists of a rotary vacuum switch. The rotary vacuum switch supplies vacuum to the vacuum actuators according to the operating mode selected by the driver. A small servo motor moves the air temperature actuator. The small servo motor positions the door according to the voltage level from the temperature selector in the heater A/C control assembly. The temperature selector is a potentiometer positioned by the temperature control knob on the front of the heater A/C control assembly.
Air Temperature Actuator
When the ignition switch is in the RUN position, battery voltage is applied to the air temperature actuator. The actuator receives ground at all times through the following components:
The temperature selector is a potentiometer with a wiper arm. The wiper arm is electrically tied to the air temperature input through CKT 733.
When the temperature selector is moved between COLD and HOT, voltage to the control input varies between 1 and 12 volts. The temperature valve motor solid state circuitry performs the following tasks:
•Looks at the control input voltage
•Moves the motor to correspond to the control input voltage
The temperature valve moves for the following reasons:
•In order to allow the air to pass through the heater core
•In order to allow the air to pass around the heater core
This control achieves the desired passenger compartment temperature.
I am getting code P0306 NO. 6 Cylinder misfire. I have changed out the injector, coil, spark plug wire & spark plug. My car is still running rough and code still shows up. What is wrong?
Chevy Code P0306
Chevy Code P0306 means that the cylinder 6 is misfiring or is randomly misfiring. Start by checking for intake leaks and if no leaks are found the next step is to replace the spark plugs on cylinder 6.
When a misfire occurs, engine speed will fluctuate. If the engine speed fluctuates enough to cause the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor signal to vary, the Engine Control Module (ECM) can determine that a misfire is occurring.
This auto looses oil. Where I don’t know where none on driveway or garage floor. It makes a diesel sound when accelerating, when its low on oil, check oil level and its down, put in a quart oil and runs great for a while,and I do put in Dexos 5w30
You have two things going on. The diesel sound when accelerating can be cured by using high octane fuel. If you already are, switch stations the next time it needs filled up and use the highest octane they have.
As for the oil consumption. The engine is burning it internally if there are no signs of external leaks.
May 22, 2016 — Owners of 2011 Chevrolet Equinox and 2011 GMC Terrain SUVs who have complained about excessive oil consumption problems may receive help from General Motors based on technical service bulletin (TSB) 15285C.
Owners of the SUVs say their vehicles consume oil at excessively rapid rates and cause constant refills and repairs. The 2011 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain SUVs are equipped with 2.4-liter gas engines, vehicles that have come under previous service bulletins for the same oil consumption issues.
GM describes excessive oil consumption as a vehicle that uses a quart of oil every 2,000 miles or less and blames the problem on wearing of the piston rings.
However, other owners have complained about the results of those expensive engine repairs.
What Consumers Say
“According to invoice replaced 1 Piston, gasket and chain! It now runs worse then before! Idles at 500 rpm.” – 2011 Chevrolet Equinox owner / El Paso, Texas
Chevy and GMC dealers were told in previous technical service bulletins to install updated engine control module calibration and perform an oil consumption test. This time dealers are told to diagnose the problem and replace the pistons.
General Motors says repairs will be made free of charge based on warranty coverage extended to 7.5 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first. The coverage begins from the date of sale of the SUV.
If you own a 2011 GMC Terrain or Chevy Equinox and experience excessive oil consumption, contact your local dealership and ask about TSB 15285C.
The windows will not roll down on my 2008 Chevy Impala
Check to make sure you have power going to the master control switch(drivers door switch). If you hear it trying to do something but no movement, replace the window motor and regulator assembly.
Power Windows Operation
The switches on the driver’s door armrest are used to control each of the windows. The power window switches work while the ignition is in ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY, or while Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) . Each passenger door has its own window switch.
To lower the window, press and hold the front of the switch to the first position until the window is at the desired level. To raise the window, pull up and hold the front of the switch.
Starter clicks when I turn it over take bolts out of starter and let starter hang grounded to the frame and it works is this a bad starter?
One hard click indicates a bad starter. Several clicks or repeating clicks indicates a bad/weak battery. Most likely a bad battery. The starter requires 250 amps from the to turn over the engine. Disconnected it does not have to draw as many amps to turn over air.
Test or replace the battery with a know good battery.
Make sure the battery is fully charged and that the battery terminal connections are clean and tight.
Check the starter motor wiring for damage and/or open and shorted wires.
Check that all starter motor electrical connections are clean and tight.
If the starter motor cranks slowly and the solenoid clicks or chatters, test the starter motor as follows:
A.Turn the ignition key to the start position.
B.Use a Digital Volt Ohm Meter (DVOM) set to read voltage. Measure the cranking voltage at the battery terminal posts.
C.If the voltage is less than 9.6 volts check the battery.
D.If the battery voltage is 9.6 volts or more continue with the test.
E.Connect the negative lead of the DVOM to the battery negative terminal and the positive lead of the DVOM to the engine block.
If the voltage is less than 0.5 volts, attach the positive lead of the DVOM to the starter B terminal and crank the engine.
If the voltage reading is less than 9.0 volts, replace the starter motor.
If the starter motor does not crank and there is no sound from the solenoid, test the starter motor as follows:
A.Turn the headlights and the dome light on.
B.Turn the ignition key to the START position.
C.If the lights stay bright, turn the radio, heater and turn signals on.
D.If the accessories you have turned on do not operate properly, check the bulkhead connector fusible link and the ignition switch connections.
E.If the accessories operate properly, continue with the test.
F.Make sure the ignition key is still in the START position.
G.If your vehicle is equipped with a automatic transmission, using a Digital Volt Ohm Meter (DVOM) set to read voltage, connect the negative lead of the DVOM to the battery negative terminal and the positive lead of the DVOM to the starter S terminal.
H.If the voltage is 9.6 volts or more, replace the starter motor.
I.If the voltage is 9.6 volts or less, attach the positive lead of the DVOM to the ignition switch solenoid terminal.
J.If the voltage is 9.6 volts or more, repair the purple wire from the ignition switch to the starter.
K.If the voltage is less than 9.6 volts, replace the ignition switch.
L.If your vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission, using a Digital Volt Ohm Meter (DVOM) set to read voltage, connect the negative lead of the DVOM to a good known ground and the positive lead of the DVOM to the neutral/start switch. Turn the ignition key to the START position and depress the clutch.
M.If there is more than 9.6 volts present at one terminal, test the switch connector and adjustment. If the adjustment and connector are functioning properly, replace the switch.
N.If there is less than 9.6 volts present at both terminals, make sure the ignition key is still in the START position.
O.Test the voltage at the ignition switch solenoid terminal.
P.If the voltage is 9.6 volts or more, repair the yellow feed wire from the ignition switch.
Q.If the voltage is less than 9.6 volts, replace the ignition switch.
My 2003 Chevy Cavalier will not start. The engine spins and the car is getting fuel pressure to the fuel rail. I was driving and suddenly it stalled out. It would not turn on. I had to tow it home. The battery, alternator, starter, are good. And the fuel pressure is good at 50psi. My car has new Spark plugs and oil. I also changed out the crankshaft position sensor. Can you please help me figure out whats wrong with my vehicle.
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